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Smelnick

Creeping On You
V.I.P.
#11
i'm not worried. Robots can never replace humans. There's just aspects of robots/automation that can't account for the things humans do. Yes. robots will replace the physical work, but honestly please, please, thank god. the robots will still need human controllers/maintenance/it will take someone who knows what they're doing to teach the robot etc. Robots/automation will just make things easier for blue collar factory jockey's like myself.
 

Hilander

Free Spirit
Staff member
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#12
i'm not worried. Robots can never replace humans. There's just aspects of robots/automation that can't account for the things humans do. Yes. robots will replace the physical work, but honestly please, please, thank god. the robots will still need human controllers/maintenance/it will take someone who knows what they're doing to teach the robot etc. Robots/automation will just make things easier for blue collar factory jockey's like myself.
I hope you are right but I've read there are robots now that can fix themselves. I also doubt robots teaching robots would be a hard thing to achieve.

A.I. will replace half of all jobs in the next decade, says widely followed technologist
 

MenInTights

not a plastic bag
#13
i'm not worried. Robots can never replace humans. There's just aspects of robots/automation that can't account for the things humans do. Yes. robots will replace the physical work, but honestly please, please, thank god. the robots will still need human controllers/maintenance/it will take someone who knows what they're doing to teach the robot etc. Robots/automation will just make things easier for blue collar factory jockey's like myself.
I tend to agree with you. However a lot of experts say we're wrong so I fully expect that my job and yours 'may' be replaced by AI in less than a decade.
I think the chatter about job replacement is being pushed by this UBI (Universal Basic Income) theory. So AI is not forcing us the think about UBI, UBI is forcing us to think about the possibility of AI. The more that I see that all of the billionaires are into UBI the more I don't like it. It seems like a new socialism and a way to control people. I'd rather be poor than to have to grovel for my $1000/ month UBI. I don't care to be under the control of fb, google, etc..
 

NellyBell

Registered Member
#14
I tend to agree with you. However a lot of experts say we're wrong so I fully expect that my job and yours 'may' be replaced by AI in less than a decade.
I think the chatter about job replacement is being pushed by this UBI (Universal Basic Income) theory. So AI is not forcing us the think about UBI, UBI is forcing us to think about the possibility of AI. The more that I see that all of the billionaires are into UBI the more I don't like it. It seems like a new socialism and a way to control people. I'd rather be poor than to have to grovel for my $1000/ month UBI. I don't care to be under the control of fb, google, etc..
Absolutely. The idea of giving the government absolute control over my income makes my hair stand on end. I think you're right - it seems like a new socialism and a way to control people. Even if that thought didn't disturb me, I think our population is just too large for something like this to work well.

During the Industrial Age, several people lost their jobs and had to find new ones. I think that'll be the case again. The transition will undoubtedly be messy, but I believe it'll happen. You just might have to build a new skill set. Maybe rather than a Universal Basic Income, those who lose their jobs because of AI could have a free education in a different/new job that can lead them to being able to support themselves. This of course assumes there will be jobs that AIs cannot perform but I think there will still be jobs out there. Perhaps raising minimum wages would help a lot too.
 

MenInTights

not a plastic bag
#15
One of the biggest VCs in Silicon Valley is launching an experiment that will give 3,000 people free money until 2022
People in two U.S. states will get $1,000 a month in a new basic income trial
UBI coming to America. Of course if will work for 3000 people. The question is what happens when you give it to 300 million people. You can't answer that in a study. This study will make UBI sound like the best idea man has ever created.

And I'm not going to lie, I would love to get $1000/month for nothing. Micro-level its awesome. Macro-level and we're all screwed.
 

Carmelita

Registered Member
#16
Because of the IoT (Internet of Things), companies are facing a decision on how to manage these extraordinary amounts of data that will be pouring in. Data Scientists and Machine Learning Gurus will be extremely sought after careers. If you really want to get in on the money train, become a data scientist.
 

MenInTights

not a plastic bag
#17
I don't think so. Computers can and will process data millions of times better than we can. The future money is in things machines can never do. Be an artist, play a guitar, cook, be a plumber, fix cars...
I don't know. I'm likely wrong but I'm telling my kids to be creative if they want future jobs.
 

NellyBell

Registered Member
#18
Yeah, we can't process data quite to the level of a computer, especially since those just keep getting better and better. I think that telling your kids to pursue creative things is a good way to go. It's one thing computers can't truly replicate, although I'm sure there will be ones that can do all of those things on some basic level at some point. Art and writing, at least creative writing, seem like skills that should be safe.
 

Godsmirror

Registered Member
#19
The medical and transportation fields is where I'm putting my money, and quite literally at that.

There has been a shortage in both fields for quite some time now. With people living longer and new medical conditions that you can directly tie in with all the new pharmaceuticals that constantly arrive, drugs that indirectly cause new conditions and new drugs to treat those conditions, a need for medical professionals will only increase. The medical profession is a monster that keeps feeding itself.

And don't even get me started on the lack of good drivers on the road. Either in the courier or trucking industry. If you're smart and like to drive, you can make some really good money out there because there are so many drivers right now that are neither.
 

Pepper

Registered Member
#20
Wow! I have never really thought about it this way. It really sounds scary. What about having your own business? Would that be an alternative to avoid being replaced by robots?
 
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